Whilst being a relatively new group, their first album out in ’98, Black Eyed Peas drop rhymes and beats like any veterans out there. Their first effort in ‘Behind the Front’ brought us a good mixture of head nodding beats and versatile lyrics from the trio of Will.I.Am , Taboo and Apl.de.ap. Featuring maybe one of the best tracks of 98, ‘Joints And Jam’, Black Eyed Peas were ready to bring the world a more true style of hip hop, rather than the money/women styles of many commercial rappers. 1998 – Whilst only having this other album to go by, Black Eyed Peas show the hip hop world the direction in which it should be going.
‘Bridging The Gap‘ is no exception the style of B.E.P. as they bring us another album full of tight rhymes and more head nodding beats. No complaints here. From beginning to end, you feel yourself wishing they could just make an endless album with more and more tracks. Unfortunately, we have to accept the 15 tracks they lend to our ears this time round. All the tracks are good, and it’ll be one of the albums getting any play on your system if you get it (I know it’s been that way with me). Such tunes as ‘The BEP Empire’, ‘Weekends’ and the more well known ‘Rap Song’ including Wyclef bring us an album filled with such tracks that just keep your head nodding, and wanting to get more of the B.E.P.
So, to finish up, Black Eyed Peas, whilst being quite a new group, are bringing us styles reminiscent of groups such as ‘De La Soul’, ‘The Roots’ and ‘A Tribe Called Quest’. This can never be a bad thing, as all these groups are maybe the most respected in the hip hop game. I’d definitely get your ass out ya chair right now and get down to the store to buy this joint, it’s definitely worthy every damn penny. 2000 – ‘Bridging The Gap‘ brought us more cuts that keep with the general flow of ‘Behind The Front’, and keep our jaws open in awe at this amazing group.
Reviewed By Hip Hop Network for HipHopHotSpot.Com